Discussion Archive

20 Mar 2012 - 7:09am
William Hudson

Card Sorting with Nested Groups

We're working on the next release of our card sorting analysis software, SynCaps V3 and need a few sites to try out the new 'nested groups' feature on face-to-face, paper-based projects. This allows the kind of hierarchical sorting that many want to do but that few tools support, for example:

Vegetables (group level 1)
-Root Vegetables (group level 2)
--Potatoes (group level 3)
---White Potatoes (item)
---Sweet Potatoes (item)

and so on.

31 Jul 2007 - 11:47am
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

Design Better with CRAP



Design Better with CRAP

The power and ease-of-use of today’s computer applications has raised
the bar drastically on the quality of design expected in the
documents we produce. As recently as ten years ago, it was typical to
produce business letters, memos, and other documents using a courier-
like, monospaced typeface, often with only underlining available for
emphasis of key passages or section headings.

24 Apr 2007 - 10:05am
David Polinchock

Anyone On Second Life?

Hey, sorry for the short notice, but I have a news crew here from WNBC and
they'd like to talk to someone who's been on Second Life for a while.
Anyone on the list available to zip over to our offices for a quick
interview? Thanks for any help!
David B.

31 Aug 2005 - 4:10pm
Dave Malouf

IDSA/Business Week IDEA Awards

I know I posted something about this before when the magazing came out in

6 Oct 2004 - 9:35am
9 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

The IxD of "Web 2.0" (was Bezos)

Hi everyone,

Very interesting thread, thanx Ziya!

I was going to add a related thread this morning about what is IxD's role if
any in helping to conceive, conceptualize, and design the behavior around
the semantic web. I was reading the interview with Tim Berners-Lee in the
MIT Technology Reivew (OK, I'm on the Delta Shuttle to Boston a lot and they
give these magazines away for free -- AND I'm a nerd) and he was talking
about building the Semantic Web. It was one a good introduction to it, but
also great to read a vision of it as opposed to techno-mumbo jumbo.

9 Sep 2011 - 10:48am
2 years ago
1 reply
Nate Kluth

In Need of Useful Resources


This website is pretty great! I have recently become very interested in interactive design. I am interested in the way people use technology and the internet. 

I am studying Information Science and Technology in school, and that's about as close a degree as I could get. There is a Graphic Design program, but that is more on the actual Photoshop use etc, and would have taken me too long to complete anyways.

11 Apr 2007 - 9:44pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

Quote from Ziya's sig

At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
attribute it to anyone else, it is his.

For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN.

10 Mar 2009 - 5:23am

Joel Spolsky claims the 'Program Manager' role does UI design... ????

This post and the reactions on the list demonstrate very clearly the need
for intense communication to related communities. I am working mostly in
enterprise environments in Europe, and there it is still quite normal that
UX work is been done by business analysts and developers without naming it
UX or anything similar.

10 Jul 2006 - 3:30pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Christian Sosa-Lanz

means for gathering feedback

I'm looking various ways by which other interaction designers gather
feedback from stakeholders during the design and development process.
What I'm looking for are some effective ways by which feedback can be
elicited and managed internally and externally. At the end of the day
is red pen on print outs the best solution or do software based
solutions like Acrobat's feedback tools work better in the long run?
I haven't seen many other options out there for my stakeholders to
associate comments directly to parts of of the page, any suggestions?


29 Jan 2004 - 8:09pm
10 years ago
11 replies
George Schneiderman

Resume question

Hello everyone.

I'm a recently laid-off interaction designer, currently looking for
work (in NYC).

Several people have advised me to put a "technologies" section on my
resume, including the programming languages used on the projects I've
worked on. I'm a bit reluctant to do this, because I don't want people
to misconstrue it as implying that I know these languages, nor do I
particularly want to put in a disclaimer stating that I don't really
know them.